Mumbai: Spin great Anil Kumble has stepped down as the chief mentor of Mumbai Indians, announced on Monday.
Kumble, who has been associated with the Indian Premier League franchise since January 2013, has decided to pursue other opportunities in sports and cricket.
“Mumbai Indians is grateful to Anil Kumble, India s highest wicket taker in both Tests and one day for his contribution in strengthening the Mumbai Indians Franchisee.
In his first year as the Mentor, Mumbai Indians won the IPL and the Champions League in 2013. Mumbai Indians won the IPL once again in 2015,” said the team in a statement.
Kumble said, “I sign off with the obvious satisfaction of moulding a set of brilliant individuals to a high performing unit. Over the 3 years, MI met unprecedented success winning the IPL twice and the Champions League once.
Winning both trophies in the same year (2013) being our crowning glory.